I was probably the one that started the thread on shoes on that other web site. Merril gore-tex shoes were recommended, but when I went to buy them in the store the guy warned about gore-tex being hot in this dry climate that I play in. I ended up purchasing Merril venilators.
They are great in the heat. I really notice the difference when there is a cold front (80 instead of 90 degrees hehe
); I can feel the cold. I tried basketball and tennis shoes for tee pads, but they wear out too soon as do skateboarding shoes.
My main problem was losing my footing on approach shots OFF of the tee, especially where there is an incline or decline. That is why I think hikers or cross trainers are best. If you are one of those players that throws such a good first shot that everything else is a putt, footing on ground probably isn't an issue.
Cleats are just too dangerous. I already have knee and ankle problems. I need something more forgiving.
As for my merril's, they start out really uncomfortable because they are very stiff. They eventually wear in and the vibram soles wear down enough to be useful off the tee but still grippy on solid ground.
BTW, I recieved a pm on the pdga site from a pro telling me to wait on purchasing anything because some company was designing a disc specific shoe. He asked me not to say anything; I guess he should of realized that all bets are off when I was locked out.